In addition to charming contemporary chompers with a rotating menu of seasonal sups, Le Giverny Bistro's culinary quests have earned it awards and accolades from previously pleased palates. Nestled snugly in the European-style Emory Inn, Le Giverny manifests mellifluous dinner and lunch menus, sprinkled with Mediterranean-style spices and furnished by local farmers markets. Chef and Paris-native Rémy Kerba starts lunch off small with a bevy of baby bites to exercise adult appetites. Robustly ruminate on Kerba's famous house-made pork rillettes, accompanied by dijon, cornichons, and baguette croutons ($8), or the iceberg and blue cheese salad, topped with crisp bacon and creamy homemade dressing ($6). Both dinner diners and lunch-goers can languish over Le Giverny's sautéed rainbow trout grenobloise, pan-fried and covered in toasted almonds ($14 for lunch, $19 for dinner), or the grilled fillet of salmon, splashed with a basil and olive-oil pistou ($14 for lunch, $18 for dinner). Evening eaters can feast on a bistro staple with the steak-frites specialty ($26), in which herbed butter coats a center-cut strip steak, earning it friends with steak knives, butter knives, and sophisticated babies alike.
Anis Café & Bistro takes its diners on a trip to Southern France with Provençal versions of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and the cozy setting of a French cottage. Although Anis serves dinner and lunch, today's Groupon is for the recently added Sunday brunch. Beret-bearing specialties include the cured-salmon croque monsieur with sweet tomato, soft goat cheese, roasted Bermuda onion, and capers ($11). Eggs get their moment in the pan with the three-egg omelette, a fluffy sleeping bag of scrambled oeufs stuffed with your choice of fillings such as asparagus, broccolini, tomatoes, artichokes, portabello mushrooms, sausage, chicken, and prosciutto ($12). Shellfish open up to compassionate brunchers with the Moules Marinières, mussels in white wine, garlic, parsley, and cream ($11). Carnivorous connoisseurs can make it a meatier midmorning with the steak frites–– grilled bistro steak with sauce au poivre, french fries, and baby greens ($17). For a sweet ending or scrumptious main course, Anis also serves the Parisian favorite Nutella crêpes, filled with bananas, Nutella, and toasted almonds ($8). Anis is cocooned in a converted house that has been renovated to reflect the atmosphere of a homey restaurant in the South of France. With exposed brick, warm lighting, and an eclectic collection of art adorning the attractively hued walls, Anis is a romantic destination for couples and their oblivious third wheels. The bistro also boasts a tree-shaded outdoor patio that is open to dining and ennui relishing year-round.
Chef George Rasovsky draws upon his Czech heritage and arsenal of European spices to elevate his menu to gourmet realms. His dishes spotlight fresh herbs, organic produce, and top-quality proteins, such as free-range chicken, Atlantic salmon, and filet mignon, as well as rich sauces inspired by French and Mediterranean cuisines. The chef also curates an extensive wine list that includes red, white, and organic selections from Europe, California, and Argentina. This fusion of Southern charm and European elegance extends to the dining room, which occupies a restored historic home outfitted with umber hues, exposed brick, and a dark-mahogany tapas bar.
Atlanta Bread stakes its name on the perfectly-baked rolls, baguettes, and pastries that emerge from its ovens each day. These tasty breads form the basis of sandwiches and paninis filled with honey maple ham, chargrilled chicken pesto, and hot pastrami. Signature sandwiches go a step further, combining meats and veggies into creations such as the chicken waldorf and salmon bahn-mi. Diners can also order options such as croissants and bagels or pair them with salads, soups, and smoothies. They also offering catering trays, loaded with signature sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts, to accommodate groups or one really finicky toddler.
Favorite Deli's sandwich artisans construct towering assemblies of sliced-to-order meats, cheeses, and veggies in their casual, upscale delicatessen. Create a custom handheld meal or choose from menu options such as the Peachtree Street, a trio of strapping meats including Cajun roast beef, virginia ham, smoked turkey breast, a slice of muenster, and three sustainably harvested stop signs. All sandwiches come with a choice of coleslaw or potato salad as well as a sharpened pickle spear for fending off packs of deli scavengers. Diners can also peruse a half-dozen salad options that range from the classic greek to antipasto. Alternatively, cater a casual event for up to 15 people with a mountain of lightweight sandwiches, a crunchy hillside of potato chips, and a delicious morass of fudgy brownies.
The first IHOP—the dream of founders Al and Jerry Lapin—opened in 1958 in Toluca Lake, California, and was originally dubbed the International House of Pancakes. Since then, rapid expansion has led to myriad milestones across the company's colorful history, from introducing its modern IHOP acronym in 1973 to its 1,000th restaurant opening in Layton, Utah, in 2001. Today, the company stands strong with around 1,500 locations across North and Central America, each one an enthusiastic dispenser of pancakes, french toast, and tables constructed entirely out of bacon. Though IHOP is known as a bastion of breakfast, it also stays open during the day and into the evening, delivering lunch and dinner as well.